016 - Soorah an-Nahl - (The Bees) - [Makkee]

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[016:015] And He has affixed into the earth mountains standing firm, lest it should shake with you; and rivers and roads, that you may guide yourselves.


[016:016] And landmarks (signposts, during the day) and by the stars (during the night), they (mankind) guide themselves.


[016:017] Is then He, Who creates as one who creates not? Will you not then remember?


[016:018] And if you would count the Favours of All‚h, never could you be able to count them. Truly, All‚h is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.


[016:019] And All‚h knows what you conceal and what you reveal.


[016:020] Those whom they (Al-MushrikŻn) invoke besides All‚h have not created anything, but are themselves created.


[016:021] (They are) dead, not alive; and they know not when they will be raised up.


[016:022] Your Il‚h (God) is One Il‚h (God Ė All‚h, none has the right to be worshipped but He). But for those who believe not in the Hereafter, their hearts deny (the faith in the Oneness of All‚h), and they are proud.


[016:023] Certainly, All‚h knows what they conceal and what they reveal. Truly, He likes not the proud.


[016:024] And when it is said to them: "What is it that your Lord has sent down (to Muhammad [sal-All‚hu 'alayhi wa sallam])?" They say: "Tales of the men of old!"


[016:025] They will bear their own burdens in full on the Day of Resurrection, and also of the burdens of those whom they misled without knowledge. Evil indeed is that which they shall bear!


[016:026] Those before them indeed plotted, but All‚h struck at the foundation of their building, and then the roof fell down upon them, from above them, and the torment overtook them from directions they did not perceive.




(V.16:20) Al-MushrikŻn: i.e. polytheists, pagans, idolaters, disbelievers in the Oneness of All‚h, those who worship others along with All‚h, and also those who set up rivals with (or partners to) All‚h.


(V.16:22) Il‚h: He Who has all the right to be worshipped.


(V.16:22) See the footnote of (V.22:9).


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